near poor

A segment of the US population with only enough earnings for daily needs, who do not qualify for US federal assistance programs. The near poor seldom have medical insurance
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near poor

Working poor Social medicine A segment of the US population with earnings only enough for daily needs, who are not qualified for US government assistance programs; NP seldom have medical insurance and when ill, are a major burden to the health care system. See Underinsured. Cf Engel's phenomenon, 'Fourth World. ', Homelessness.
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He wrote: "The reason for the free licence was that, as help was expanded for the poor and near poor, there was a desire to complement this with an improvement in universal provision.
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